Rob Weir

SFS member since:  1990

Hometown: Weyburn, Saskatchewan, CA

Music school you attended:  Curtis Institute of Music

Began playing music: At age 6

Musical inspirations:  Other kids and later mentors

If I were not a professional musician, I might be:  In theatre one way or another

Favorite composers: Stravinsky, Bach, Ad├Ęs, Barber

Favorite works featuring my instrument: Stravinsky, Rite of Spring; Barber, Knoxville, Summer 1915

When I’m not working, I enjoy: Family time, travel with family, golf, reading

Recent reading: Pnin, by Vladimir Nabokov; Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri

On my CD player/iPod: Hip-hop, soul, rap, jazz
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Walk in Golden Gate Park (it’s across the street from my house!); Walk on the beach (it’s six blocks away); all things outdoors and enjoying our great city.

Rob Weir has served as a Symphony mentor in the SF Symphony Community of Music Makers program. He is currently a member of the Coaching Team for the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.